I have to admit, Maximo Park had fallen off my radar recently and I had filed them away in the recesses of my mind under “soundtrack to my youth”, not that I’m not young now but you know what I mean. I’m talking back in 2007 times when I’d not long left university and they were playing tiny rooms in dank, dark venues.
They were excellent times in my life and their songs bring back some fantastic memories so when they came back into my life with this gorgeous video I was smitten all over again.
The video was shot on the Berlin Tram System and is the most perfect accompaniment to the jangly guitars and Paul Smith’s lilting, yearning vocals. I could go on but you can see for yourself.
Awesome, no? I’m also really excited that they are touring in November too. Hopefully I’ll be able to get down to the London date.
1 – Liverpool O2 Academy
2 – Glasgow O2 ABC
3 – Newcastle O2 Academy
5 – Sheffield Plug
6 – Manchester HMV Ritz
7 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
9 – Birmingham HMV Institute
10 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
What do you think of Maximo Park? What bands are the soundtrack to your youth? What do you think of The Undercurrents video?